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Spotify Pre-saves: Everything You Need to Know

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As a working musician, you spend so much of your time promoting your own work and trying to get people to listen to it — let alone actually creating the art itself. There are an unlimited number of things you can do to get fans excited about what’s coming next and potentially reach new ears, but one interesting thing that I don’t see many acts taking advantage of is Spotify pre-saves.

If You’re Not Using Facebook Targeting for Your Music, You Really Should

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The idea of advertising on social media seems so foreign to many people, and I think it’s because they either assume it’s too expensive, too complicated, or that it’s reserved solely for big brands. None of these assumptions are true, and if you’re avoiding playing around with ads for any of those reasons, you’re doing yourself a disservice!

5 Things You’re Not Doing Right With Music Hashtags On Instagram

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By now, social media has become important and widespread enough that everyone understands what hashtags are what that they do, but there are still plenty of people who don’t fully grasp what they should and should not be doing when it comes to the Instagram add-ons.

Here’s a quick look at five things you might not be doing quite right with hashtags on Instagram, how you can be better, and why any of this matters at all.

4 Ideas to Sell More Through Your Own Digital Music Store

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These days, streaming is king, and while many artists who aren’t ruling the charts aren’t happy about that, there’s no getting around the fact that platforms like Spotify and Apple Music have taken over. Millions of people listen to billions of songs on those sites, and as a result, sales have dwindled.

Both digital sales and purchases of physical music (CDs, at least) continue to tumble year after year, and it’s harder than ever to convince fans to shell out even just a few bucks to own a collection of songs when they can listen for free online.

So, if you want to continue to sell music, and perhaps even up your shipments, look no further than your own website, which is where many of your most ardent supporters will look to buy whatever you’re offering.

What Do These Kinds of Music Formats Actually Mean?

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Sure, these five music formats seem straightforward enough, but if somebody asked, could you actually give them a concrete definition? You might have a firm grasp on what a single is, but what about an EP? How about a mixtape?

This list will hopefully clear everything up and give you the knowledge you need to make a smart decision when it comes to what you should release next.